Women's suffrage in Kuwait
When voting was first introduced in Kuwait in 1985, Kuwaiti women had the right to vote. The right was later removed. In May 2005, the Kuwaiti parliament re-granted female suffrage. The bill, which passed with 40 votes for and 10 against, allowed women to vote and run in parliamentary and local elections.
In May 2005, former MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaie helped create a constitutional roadblock that effectively killed a measure that would have allowed women to participate in city council elections for the first time.
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